Associate Professor (as of July 2021)
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
Jonathan Singer’s primary research interest is the generation of hierarchically structured materials via scalable micro/nanomanufacturing processes to incorporate the extraordinary properties of nanostructures into complex geometries. This is accomplished through combinations of “bottom-up” and “top-down” lithographic techniques. Such hybrid techniques shift the burden of high resolution patterning to a high-throughput process, while retaining a sufficient degree of control for targeted applications in, for example, alternative energy, microrobotics, and medical implants. Previously, Jonathan conducted his doctoral research at MIT’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering focusing on hybrid laser direct write lithography for phoxonic metamaterials and completed a Postdoctoral Associateship at Yale University’s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering primarily researching the nanoimprint of photovoltaic materials and bulk metallic glass alloys. He has been recognized by the Materials Research Society through their Silver Graduate Student Award and was recently named a Yale Scientific Teaching Fellow.